Today I am so excited to share about a new book written by my friend Courtney Joseph titled Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home, and to have her guest posting here on my blog.
Courtney has a popular blog herself where she frequently shares her journey as a mom, a wife and follow of Christ and her website links are below if you want to visit her and find out more about her book and ministry. She is also hosting a series of FREE webcasts starting this Thursday, September 26th, so be sure not to miss out!
Courtney stated about her new book that “God created us to walk with him; to know him and to be loved by him. He is our living well and when we drink from the water he continually provides, it will change us. Our marriages, our parenting, and our homemaking will be transformed. ” These are truths that as women we can all benefit from!
Today I’m going to give away a free copy of Women Living Well! To enter to win, leave a comment stating one challenge you face as a wife, mom, home maker or believer which might benefit from a little holy transformation. Winner to be announced on my blog on Friday, September 27th. Also the winner of our new Encouragement for Today Devotions book will be announced. So be sure to subscribe for my updates or check back Friday!
Now I’m going to turn it over to Courtney!
Thank you so much Tracie for having me as your guest today!
In my book, Women Living Well, I talk about finding joy in God, your man, your kids and your home. We will not experience God’s joy until we first learn how to simply linger…linger in God’s word. In the midst of this noisy world, God’s voice can be drowned out by the distractions of our busy days.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
My son has always been a very active little guy. From the day he began walking, he no longer wanted to sit in my lap. I would try to hold him and cuddle him and he would straighten his arms and like a bullet slip to the floor. He wanted to be free! But that made me sad – because I longed for lingering moments, like when he was a baby.
Sometimes I act this way with God. He wants me to just be still and enjoy Him. But nooooooooo, I want to be free. Free to run around distracted and doing my own thing. God doesn’t want to hold me down all day long – but He does want just a little while to linger with me.
He wants to tell me how much He loves me and guide me by His Word. He wants me to talk to Him about my day, my struggles, and my needs. He wants to teach me. He wants to reveal to me areas I need to mature in and fill me up with His joy. He wants to be thanked and worshiped. He wants me to be still and know that He is God.
He loves us so much he hung on a cross for us in agony. Oh…just linger on that thought for a moment…He humbled himself to death on a cross so we could be forgiven of all our heinous sins and know him personally…intimately. So we could linger with Him. Certainly we can set aside a few minutes a day to be still and gulp down a huge glass of living water. For it’s only when we learn to drink from the living well, that we will be women who live well in our marriages, parenting, homes, work places and ministries.
Won’t you join me on my journey as I walk with the King.
Click on the graphics below to get more information about Courtney’s free webcasts & to order your copy of Women Living Well:
Courtney Joseph has been married to her high school sweetheart for 16 years and classically educates her son and daughter at home. Courtney is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Evangelism and Discipleship. After over a decade of leading women’s Bible studies, mentorships and workshops in her local church, she decided to move her ministry on-line at WomenLivingWell.org and WomenLivingWell.tv. Courtney’s passion to see women living well through discipleship in God’s Word, led her to co-found the rapidly growing, on-line Bible study community at GoodMorningGirls.org. There thousands of women globally, join together daily, to dig into their Bibles through on-line devotionals, videos, free Bible reading plans and tech-based accountability groups. Courtney’s first book titled Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home is available now in bookstores or amazon.com.